The weather conditions MAY POSSIBLY permit pesticide spray activities in the St. Johns area.
Residents please be advised that spraying activities may occur today, however companies are required to give 24 hour notification prior to spraying.
Weather conditions in the St. Johns area can swiftly change, monitor weather conditions closely throughout the day.
Please note: Due to the wet conditions of the soil and rain in the forecast again tonight, the application of pesticides will cause greater runoff pollution and leaching of pesticides.
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Those who use pesticides near bodies of water and wells must adhear to the buffer zones found in the Operators Licence and on the product label.
A water body is defined as:
Any surface (high water mark) or subterranean source of fresh or salt water within the province, whether such course usually contains water or not, and includes coastal water within the jurisdiction of the province and includes water above the bed of the sea that is within the jurisdiction of the province, any river, stream, brook, creek, water course, lake, pond, spring, lagoon, ravine, gully, canal and any other flowing or standing water and the land usually or at the time covered by any such body of water.
Pesticides can contaminate both surface and groundwater. When water is contaminated it can become toxic to humans, wildlife (on land and water), domestic animals and plants.
Pesticides can move from their target to contaminate water through adsorption, desorption, absorption, volatilization, spray drift, runoff, leaching and degradation.
-Wind must be between 2 and 15 km/hr for ground applications
-Winds must be between 2 and 10km/hr for trees taller than 3meters
-Air Temperature must be below 25oC
-It must not raining nor is rain anticipated over the next 2hour period
-The relative humidity must be above 50%
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